EDGE: The Straightedge Documentary Tour

Remember when we told you about EDGE: The Documentary? Well, now it’s coming to a movie theater near you.

Tour Dates:

October 3 – New York City @ Helen Mills Theater
October 5 – Boston @ Coolidge Corner Theatre
October 7 – Philadelphia @ First Unitarian Church
October 9 – Washington D.C. @ St. Stephens Church
October 10 – Richmond @ Byrd Theatre
October 12 – Pittsburgh @ GPAC
October 13 – Athens @ Brown Town
October 14 – Cincinnati @ Sidewinder
October 15 – Indianapolis @ Murphy Building Studio 8
October 17 – Chicago @ Roden – Chicago Public Library
October 20 – Toronto @ CineCycle
October 22 – Syracuse @ Palace Theatre
October 25 – Santa Barbara/Goleta @ Goleta Public Library
October 26 – Seattle @ Grand Illusion Cinema
October 27 – Portland @ Hollywood Theatre
October 30 – Santa Cruz @ Resource Center
November 1 – Sacramento @ Java Lounge Theatre
November 2 – Reno @ Hen Den
November 4 – San Francisco @ Mission Underground Film Festival

28 years after MINOR THREAT released the song “Straight Edge”, hundreds if not thousands of kiddies have drawn X’s on their hands with sharpies and donned camo shorts and baseball hats. Without faiil, the drugfree counterculture has become a worldwide phenomenon. Now, to celebrate it, a documentary has been put together. The documentary EDGE offers perspectives on drugfree culture traces this subculture, from its early roots in the beginning of the 1980s to this day by drawing a very differentiated and diverse picture through in-depth interviews of 10 individuals. EDGE takes the viewer behind and beyond the scenes of Straight Edge: the people living the idea, how it changed their lives and what it means to them on a very personal level.

Furthermore, Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi), Ray Cappo (Youth of Today/Shelter) and Karl Buechner (Earth Crisis) give witness to their perception of the history of Straight Edge.

EDGE, perspectives on drugfree culture, will be shown in cinemas across the globe in summer 2009. Check a trailer out at http://www.edgethemovie.com

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